Saturday, 5 March 2011

Fine weather, fresh air, friendship, freedom, fun and frolics

Thank you friends for all your fascinating comments to my last post, providing so much invaluable  - and in some cases yes, highly novel - data for my big scientific project! Please, if you didn't already tell me about your 'canine indicators of Spring', there is still opportunity.

Meanwhile, I have been enjoying some leisure time in Glen Dye with my pal Jake. We have heard about a golden retriever who was bitten by an adder in these parts, but all we saw was sheep. The hill in the background with the nipple on top (a well known Aberdeenshire landmark) is Clachnaben. 


  1. Bertie - Is that snow on the hillside ?

    If you're looking for irrefutable proof of climate change - our bees are back again !

  2. Glen Dye is a beautiful place! Must be SO fun to run around freely up there. Did you get to chase any sheep?

  3. You look so carefree - what a handsome lad you are.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  4. I wish I was the Jake you were playing with -- it looks like so much fun to run free with a pal in such an interesting place!!! I get to go outside with my brither, but it "ain't" the same thing.

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake of Florida

  5. Looks like you has a good partner in crime there!

  6. What a beautiful setting fur you and your furend to romp about.

  7. Suffice it to say: we are jelly of your green grasses that are showing through, your off-lead runabouts and your friend Jake. Now would be a good time to transport our still shaggy wirey selves to your part of the world.

    Wishfully thinking
    Yet another Jake, and Fergi

  8. It may still be too cold for adders up there. But look like a magical world for a walk with a friend.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  9. Hello theres Bertie!! Nice to meet you! I am in Mayor Frankie's Cabinet too........looking forward to getting to know you better

    Minna Krebs

  10. Good to see you out and about, nice sunny walk to, hope you are tick free:)
    Pop by tommorrow if you get chance I'd like you to see a car ;)
    See Yea George xxx

  11. You looks so wittle next to Jake. He must be purrty big, huh?

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful countryside!

  12. Bewtie
    That looks like a bootiful day and place fow a womp wif youw fwiend Jake.
    I wish I lived somewhewe whewe I could wun fwee on gween gass like that, but the addew stowy scawed Mommi.
    Pleez be caweful!
    I'm looking fowawd to youw next lectoowe
    smoochie kisses

  13. YOu really looked like you were enjoying yourself!!

  14. Bertie, I must say that your colouring matches that of your beautiful Scottish countryside. You sure are a Scottish dog!